Francesca is a 30 year old Italian middle child (of three girls), mommy of 2, who is married to her best Friend. She is constantly baking for friends and family, trying out new recipes and old family secrets. On her blog, you’ll find her stories, recipes, craft ideas and photos!
As a parent, finding snacks for the kids that are healthy but still taste awesome, can be a huge challenge!
So when I tried out Three Farmers delicious snacks and oils I was seriously impressed!
The company began when a trio of neighbouring Saskatchewan farmers came together with one collective goal! To grow and distribute sustainable, traceable, high quality pulse products.
These products are all grown and made in Canada. Every product has its own code, which allows it to be traced back to it’s source!
They’re nut free, so they’re perfectly safe for school snacks.
Their roasted chickpeas pack a serious crunch and are loaded with flavour! Plus they have huge health benefits!
Source of omega 3 polyunsaturates
Source of iron, phosphorus, copper and zinc
High in magnesium
Rich in thiamine and manganese
They also come in a variety of flavours, including: barbecue, balsamic cracked pepper, lightly salted, maple cinnamon and sea salt and lime.
The Pea Pops are a must try!
They’re like nothing I’ve tried before. These roasted, never fried green peas are addicting! I dare you not to finish off a whole bag!
They have all the flavour of a bag of chips without the junk food! These pea pods have many healthy benefits too! You won’t believe you’re eating healthy!
Source of potassium
High source of fibre
Source of iron
Excellent source of phosphorus
You need to try all of the flavour varieties: wild ranch, lightly salted, sriracha slap, dill pickle pow!
Their cold pressed Camelina oil
Has a light nutty, earthy tone. It’s perfect in salads, dips, dressings and marinades. It’s also great when using it in a stir fry, sautéing and roasting your favourite foods!
It’s literally, your omega-3 supplement, cooking and salad oil all wrapped into one!
It’s free of toxins, and also a source of vitamin E .
I was inspired by the Three farmers story and decided to put a rustic spin on a classic mixed greens salad. Using their cold pressed camelina oil, along with some other fresh ingredients to create a refreshing light herb dressing. Which is perfect for any summer salad! Topped with some balsamic and cracked pepper roasted chickpeas for that added crunch and flavour burst! It’s a match made in heaven!
Try it out and see for yourself!
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp chopped chives
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp Camelina oil
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients into a food processor, and blend until we’ll combined.
To learn even more about their story head over to Three Farmers ! There you’ll find more product information and recipe inspiration!
Also, make sure to never miss the latest updates by following along with the on their Instagram page
Keeping the kids fed is becoming a never ending battle around here, they are seriously little bottomless pits!
Knowing I’ve got a healthy option that they love, is a huge help!
Let’s face it, I’m always down to try anything that makes my life easier!
With two kids and a dog, I’m constantly sweeping, mopping and vacuuming!
Our house actually has 3 different types of flooring on the main floor alone. Ceramic, linoleum and laminate. So somethings work well at cleaning some floors, but not others. Which usually means more than one tool for the job!
When I discovered bObsweep I was super intrigued. They have so many options to fit everyone’s price point and lifestyle. I had heard so much about robot vacuums, but had my doubts!
I decided to give one a try and here’s what happened!
Our bObi pet arrived to our door along with many replacement parts like replacement brushes, HEPA filter, a blOck (I’ll let you know more about this later!) a charging station and a remote control! Also of course the instruction manual, which made figuring out where everything went a breeze!
After a quick charge, I wasted no time setting everything up and giving it a try!
First of all I want to say, my dog Pearl is afraid of EVERYTHING! Not even exaggerating, any loud noise sends her hiding under the bed and shaking!
When I turned the bObi pet on I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t loud at all! Pearl actually watched from a distance, relaxing in her little bed calmly!
You’ve probably figured out, we are a family that “does” elf on the shelf. We started with one elf “Rupert” but, when Frankie got a little sister… so did he! So we welcomed “Ruby” to the family as well!
Honestly I love this tradition!
Don’t get me wrong, I fully understand why some parents hate it! I’ve had many nights where, I’ve shot up out of bed…. almost out cold because I forgot to move the damn elves!!!!
For the most part, it’s full of fun! The kids love waking up to see what their little friends are up to! While the number of elves may have changed, the one thing that hasn’t is our celebration for their arrival!
No matter when December starts, our elves always arrive the Sunday after. It’s the only day we’re usually all together, and traditionally eat breakfast together!
So, The story goes…..
The elves are the ones who bring us delicious treats to kick off all the fun we’ll have together in the coming weeks! As far as the kids know at least…..
Truth be told, I’ve been scouring the dollar store for decor and reached out to Michelle at Cupcakes and Studmuffins to create some super fun treats and she did not let me down!
She dreamed up these amazing cookies, mini donuts and my personal favourite pop tarts!! They taste as good as they look, and are seriously even more adorable in person!
Of course with elves, come many sweet treats! So there was plenty of chocolates and candy!
All in all, It was a great morning….. despite the sugar high from the kids that followed! It’s our way of making the holiday season even more fun and it makes the wait until the big night a little more bearable!
Because, lets be honest!
The big guy in red, will be here before we know it!